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Fix For Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15i Overheating Issue


Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15i Overheating FixOkay, so you bought a SE Xperia Mini and you have overheating issues with the phone. This is a known issue, but there is no fix in the latest update by Sony. I’ve read they have a calibration fix at the authorized service center, but on visiting they asked me to wait for a week. Sorry I love my phone and can’t stay away from it for a week because I didn't have a backup at that moment. So here’s how I did it myself with the help of a small script from XDA.

 

Why do the Capacitive Buttons get Triggered Automatically?

The back and menu buttons get automatically triggered due to overheating and the sensitivity of the buttons.

The buttons are extra sensitive so they get triggered automatically when the phone gets heated when you connect the phone to a charger, computer, Wi-Fi, when calling etc.

Have a look at this video, uploaded by alvinlu1 which addresses this issue:

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15i Overheating Issue.

If you have this issue, read this tutorial in which I’ll show you how to fix this issue by downgrading, rooting and then installing a small script which will fix it.

Disclaimer: Utmost care has been taken while writing this tutorial and I’ve tested every software/script involved in the process below. Flash/Root the phone at your own risk; I’m not responsible for any damages that may occur.

How to Fix Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15i Overheating/Capacitive Buttons Issue

  1. Check your phones firmware version. If it is 4.0.2.A.0.42 or lower skip to- How to Root your phone.

  2. You cannot root your phone if the build no. is 4.0.2.A.0.62.

  3. If you are on 4.0.2.A.0.62- the latest update as of now, you’ll have to downgrade your phone's firmware. Here’s how to do it:

How to Downgrade SE Xperia Mini ST15i Software

Refer this link for tutorial with screenshots on how to downgrade your phone’s software.

  1. Register for an account at WotanServer.

  2. Now click here and then scroll to the bottom of the page and download “USB Flash Driver” and “WotanClient”.

  3. Now install the USB Flash Driver and WotanClient on your computer.

  4. Note: Make sure your phones battery is fully charged.

  5. Now open WotanClient and then follow the instructions given on the screen.

  6. Connect your phone to the PC by pressing the “Volume down Key” and then the WotanClient will automatically detect your phone.

  7. In phone settings tab click on “Enable Advanced Settings” and select “4.0.2.A.0.42” firmware and select your language and click on Next.

  8. In the settings tab enter your login credentials you used to register on the site, click update and select “Global” as FTP server.

  9. Now the update will begin and the log will be displayed in the phone processing tab.

  10. Note: Do not disconnect your phone during the update and make sure the computer power does not go off.

  11. It will take some time before your phone is updated. (Around 1 hour on broadband, depending on your Internet connection.)

  12. After the phone has successfully updated, unplug the phone from your computer and power on the phone.

How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15i

Note: Rooting will void your phones warranty.

  1. Download the zergRush exploit files and extract them to a folder on your desktop.

  2. Now download the ADB drivers by clicking here and install them on your computer.

  3. Enable “Unknown Sources” from (Menu>Settings>Applications).

  4. Enable “USB Debugging” from (Menu>Settings>Applications>Development).

  5. Plug in your phone to the computer with the help of a USB cable.

  6. Skip any PC companion prompts and close it on your PC.

  7. Make sure you're logged onto your computer using a administrator account and disable antivirus protection for the time being.

  8. Open the folder where you have extracted the zergRush exploit files and open “runme.bat”.

  9. After running the file you will see a command prompt window and your phone will be rooted in less than a minute.

  10. Now power on your phone.

How to install GScript Lite and TouchPanel.sh

  • Download and install GScript Lite from the Google Play Store.

  • Download TouchPanel.sh.

  • Open Gscript lite and close it, now browse your memory card and search for the folder “gscript

  • Now move the download touchpanel.sh file to the gscript folder.

  • Open gscript>Menu>Add Script>Load File>Select touchpanel.sh

  • Now your phone will switch off, power on your phone and now VOILA! The problem is gone.

  • You may confirm it by connecting your phone to the computer and tethering it or by using Wi-Fi etc. and the problem won’t reproduce now at any temperature.

I hope Sony addresses and fixes this issue in the next/ICS update as soon as possible.

Do comment below if you have any questions regarding the tutorial and share your success stories below.


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348 comments:

  1. Tnx :) I try it tomorow :)

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  2. Hi, great instructions thanks for posting. I have downgraded the phone to the 042 software, it is the next step that is causing me problems. How do I install the ADB drivers on my pc once they are downloaded? This seems to be where I am getting stuck.
    thanks
    Snowboarder

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    1. After you have enabled USB debugging and connected your phone to the PC, the drivers usually get automatically installed or if you've flashed your phone earlier using PC companion its already there on your PC. So now proceed further and root your device with ZergRush exploit and then install the script.

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    2. Once again thanks for your help I think I am almost there now. The last barrier I have relates to GScript Lite, after installing GScript Lite and opening it no folder is created on the memory card and hence there is nowhere to save the the script to. I have tried creating the gscript folder myself but this doesn't work either? Do you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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    3. OK, check whether your phone is rooted by looking for the Superuser app, if its there then try re-installing the GScript lite app on your phone and then open it and look for the folder in the memory card.

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    4. I am not sure if that did it or restarting the phone with the folder I had created manually but now I have applied the script and so far so good the over heating issue seems to be fixed! 1 hour of video music and no problems so far. I will update in a couple of days but now the st15i seems to be operating at it's full potential. Last question.... Can I reapply the 4.0.2.A.0.62. upgrade or will that overwrite the overheat fix? I will update this note in a few days if the phone is still working with out issues so other users have extra confirmation it works. Thanks again for posting this and your help!

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    5. My pleasure Snowboarder. I've read that updating the phone through OTA/from the phone itself to 4.0.2.A.0.62 does not revoke the root permissions but then too I would not recommend doing so as there are not major changes in the update. You should wait for the ICS update to come in my opinion.

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    6. Just to say after 10 days the fix is still working fine so this seems to have sorted it. I think I will wait until the ICS upgrade rather than going back to 4.0.2.A.0.62. Many thanks again, a very clear set of instructions and they do actually fix the problem!

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  3. i do all the task but i didn't see gscript folder.pleace can you tell me what to do

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    1. Try re-installing the app on your phone. You have to look for the folder in your memory card.

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    2. I had the same problem.. but i ran the app a couple of times, the switched off the phone and then unplugged, replugged, switched on, and then the folder appeared.

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  4. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful article. It helped me gain a lot of info.

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  5. i see that you can put the code manual into the gscript "dev=/sys/devices/platform/spi_qsd.0/spi0.0
    fw=touch_smultron_sony.hex
    cyttsp_fwloader -dev $dev -fw /system/etc/firmware/$fw -verify_only
    sleep 5
    reboot -p"

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  6. how to install gscript? install it by phone?

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    1. Yes download the GScript Lite app from the Google Play Store.

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  7. my xperia mini option and back buttons triggered automatically not only when the phone gets heated, everytime.. can it be fixed with this way??
    sorry for my bad english

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    1. Yes you can fix it by following this method.

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  8. Thanks! i seems to be fixing the button problem. but now i some other similar problem. swiping the touchscreen is now very painful. it doesnt react properly. im not sure if these problem are related at all but they seem quite similar. Any idea? thx again!

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    1. Its working smooth here Hansen. The above method is a workaround for the issue with capacitive buttons, the touchscreen should be working fine.

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    2. I just realized that the touchscreen issue only comes up when its charging. as soon as i unplug the phone it works just fine. so i guess its not a hardware issue as well...
      But when its charging it always takes several swipes to change the homescreen and its impossible to use the long press to add widgets for example. also, its almost impossible to write texts bc the keyboard is very inaccurate. very strange indeed...
      thx

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    3. Yes maybe because the phone gets heated to a very high temperature when its charging so that may occur occasionally. Hopefully Sony will solve these issues with the ICS update which is expected to arrive at the end of May or the 1st week of June.

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  9. wotan server cannot detect my phone

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    1. Have you installed the USB Flash Driver on your computer?

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    2. how to install abd driver?

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    3. Download and install the ADB drivers to your computer by clicking here.

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    4. plz tell me why it is not decting my phone

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  10. You sir are a bloody genius!!! Thank you so much for this... worked perfectly :-D

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  11. when I open the touchpanel.sh only blue screen? help me please

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    1. You have to place the Touchpanel.sh file in the Gscript folder in your memory card and then run the file from the Gscript app.

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    2. But i still have same problem dear sagar, I copied in the gsript folder, but still just blue screen. It is a sign that root is failed? Because the SU isnt instaled.

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    3. Could somebody please answer this question? I got the same problem...

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    4. Your phone is not rooted if your can only see the blue screen. You need to root your phone first to run the script.

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  12. SAGAR NARGOLKAR, thank you so much :)

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  13. Hello,
    I'm having trouble rooting my phone.(ST15i 2.3.4 4.0.2.A.0.42) I've tried to root my phone with z4root, root_unroot, zergRoot nothing works. When my phone is rooting, log shows me problems like
    "failed for *, No such file or directory"
    "link failed Read-only file system"
    Could you help me solve this problem? Heres my root log - http://i.imgur.com/UkpJN.png.

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    1. Have you downgraded your phone to 4.0.2.A.0.42 and then followed the steps mentioned in "How to Root Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15i" correctly? Also you need to download and install ADB drivers to your PC.

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  14. hi... after i downgraded my phone the application installer had gone, and i couldn't install gscript lite... please help..

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    1. You need to download the GScipt lite app from the Google Play Store by clicking here.

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  15. This great. Will the fix work if I update the phone afterwards? Trying the fix when my phone is charged

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    1. Yes it will work if you update through OTA and not using PC companion.

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    2. FIx worked for me even after updated using SEUS (Update Service)

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  16. when i wanna root it, it said waiting for device...
    how can i solve it?

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    1. Have you enabled “USB Debugging” from (Menu>Settings>Applications>Development)? And followed other steps correctly?

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  17. dude thank you so much!!! I've finally fixed my xperia... my only question no is can i update it to .62 without getting the same problem?,.

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    1. Yes you can upgrade to .62 without revoking the root privileges only through OTA and not via PC companion. But I suggest you to wait for the ICS update from Sony.

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  18. wotanserver have to pay to flashing :(

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    1. You do not need to pay for flashing your phone. Its absolutely free. Just register for a free account and start flashing.

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    2. Try .. flashtool

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  19. i just have found out that the Doomlord rootkit v4 has already an adv, so it's no need to download sdk... for those who don't know how to make their computer find the specified path, you have to open the file folder in the rootkit, copy the location and paste it on environmental variables/path...

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  20. Bro i have the same problem as all you guys. but it's actually very difficult for me to understand every step since i am a rookie this case and i am totally like illiterate over here because i don't unterstand any term that you are using here, request bro ( could you please upload a video like on youtube or any of your preferred site and show the step by step procedure as how to solve this problem) .... please please help me out here brother ..... i am in deep .... since i bought this phone man. please help

    Thanking you Rezwan

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    1. I've written a step by step guide to resolve this issue with your mini, follow the steps correctly and your problem will get solved.

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    2. First I installed Android SDK Tool and then installed ADB Drivers using the SDK Manager (just select Google USB Driver Package)
      http://developer.android.com/sdk/win-usb.html
      http://www.androidtipsnapps.com/andr...db-driver.html (this seems to be a guide for the older version SDK, hence you will notice few changes).

      (Not sure if this method is necessary as I also noticed an alternate .. install the drivers directly ..(could not try this) :
      http://www.mediafire.com/?6u1zl54w3jnvvax

      I downgraded my phone from .62 to .42 with flashtool (wotanserver is now a paid service)...
      FlashTool Setup:
      http://uploaded.to/file/g3uingdb
      .42 STOCK ROM:
      http://www.mediafire.com/?uboo3lrdxnoeldn

      Installd FlashTool and copied the rom file to the install directory and pasted it in
      C:\Flashtool\firmwares folder.

      Opend Flash Tool and clicked the flash button (lightning symbol)
      Choose "flashmode".
      In the next prompt I choose the ROM file and clicked OK.

      Another prompt came telling me to connect the device.
      With my phone turned Off, I connected the USB to the computer and while pressing and holding the volume down button, connected the USB cable to the phone. The tool detected the phone and started flashing.
      Flashing Completed and I disconnected and turned ON my phone.
      Then I enabled UsbDebugging and Unknown sources from the phone settings.
      "USB DEBUGGING" from Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Development
      "UNKNOWN SOURCES" from Menu -> Settings -> Applications

      Then I downloaded the rooting kit
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...1&d=1321435888
      and extracted it to a folder (any folder).
      I connected the phone and ran the "RUNME.bat" file that was extracted from the download.

      Once the phone rebooted, I installed GScript Lite App in the phone (from Google Play store).
      Then I ran the Application, and when it asked for su permission, i granted it.
      Then I closed the application. Unplugged, restarted the phone and replugged (Not necessary .. did this because the gscript folder did not appear)..
      I downloaded the TouchPanel.sh file (Please find attached the zipped file) and pasted it into the gscript folder in the phone SD Card. Then I opened GScript again and clicked on the add button and selected this script.
      The script ran showing some stderr messages and my phone shutdown.
      I started it again and now the issue with the buttons was gone. What a relief.

      (i did first try to type in the script .. and when i ran it via gscript,the phone shutdown, but the issue did not get solved (tried it twice) .. so i used the touchpanel.sh file directly and ...well got lucky the third time)

      I also updated the firmware to .62 version via SEUS and still the phone is working properly.
      Thanks to all for your help.....

      I refer the following links to get this done:
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=25124203#post25124203
      http://www.technetsavvy.com/2012/04/...erheating.html
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1568792&page=5

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    3. Hi bro ... i did everything u said even copied touchpanel.sh
      but for some reason my phone is still the same any reason why?
      i reason i could think of is when i open gscript lite it says Needs su: true
      what is that ? anyone any suggestion how to do so ? Sagar man can u help ?

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    4. Your phone is not rooted correctly. You first need to root your phone to proceed further.

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    5. Hi. I get the same problem. After having rooted (which went well) the gscript lite app consists of the three following:

      Reboot phone
      Needs su:true
      List SD-card
      Needs su: true
      CPU information
      Needs su:true

      The root went smoothly - I was even told so by the batfile?

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  21. honestly bro i am actually chickening out man i just bought my phone yesterday and today i am having this problem. really scared so i was just asking for your help. anyways if it's possible then please upload a video because i know 100000 of people are having this trouble and it will be hugely appreciated and if you can't i totally understand man , it's ok.
    thanking you Rezwan

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    1. You should visit the authorized service center and they will solve the issue with a calibration fix, because you have purchased a brand new phone you should avoid rooting it.

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  22. Hi, i am trying to downgrade my phone but wotanserver keeps telling me i dont have enough credits :S I have completed every other step and this is getting very irritating, do i have to buy credits to complete this? thanks

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    1. No you don't need to buy credits to flash your phone. Try registering a new account and then proceed further.

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    2. Wotansever is now charging for flasing

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    3. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=25124203#post25124203

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  23. I ended up paying 1.99 for flashing as i could find no way around this, the wotan server would not let me proceed without buying them. however this method has worked and my phone is now fine so i dont mind. Thanks :-)

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  24. why comp do not detectet my phone by pressing volume key?

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    1. You have to press the volume down key. Have you installed the USB flash drivers on your computer?

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  25. heyy please help me, after i installed the usb flash driver and wotanclien and follow the instruction in the screen of wotan, i am stuck in there, my phone has not detected, whyy

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    1. Have you installed the USB flash drivers on your computer?

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  26. how to run the script by superuser ? im already root my xm but still cant get superuser access.

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  27. it say no enough credit at wotanclien when update the user acc..cannot proceed, sory for bad English.. please help me

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  28. which is good xperia mini or galaxy ace

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  29. i was try flash tool and downloaded 4.0.2.A.0.42 firmware, after the flashtool completed, i turn on my phone, but my phone is still overheat, can't open the menu, it's worst than my first firmware before i was downgraded it, sorry for my english, need suggest...thanks

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  30. I tried 2 find a fix, bt this was the only way we could fix it. Thank you genius for your great job

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  31. Hey, man.

    I'm new to androids, so after i root my phone, can i change it back to factory setting and get updates from Sony?

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    1. Hi Mr.Genius,

      Please help me. In downgrading step, when i click update after enter my credentials which i created in wotanserver site, it shows 'not enough credits' and credit 0 . please help me friend.
      thank you.

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    2. hi Mr.Genius,

      after enter my login credentials, when i click to update , it shows not enough credits and credit 0. Please help me friend.

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    3. You will now have to pay 1.99$ for flashing your phone.

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  32. Sagar, you suggest waiting for the ICS update from Sony rather than flashing back to 4.0.2.A.0.62 (or any other build) after this fix is in place. My question is, what happens when the ICS shows up. Will be be an OTA or companion update. And regardless of whether it is an OTA update or one that has to be applied via Companion, what happens to the fix? Will the ICS update incorporate the fix? If not, what do we do if we apply the ICS update and these problems re-appear?

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    1. The ICS update will only come through PC companion and it is likely that this problem would be fixed by that time.

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  33. hey man for some reason i can't download wotanclientserver the file size is 276.1 mb but after 145 md it stops downloading what am i suppose to do ?

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    1. Try downloading on another PC, there is some problem with your network connection or with your installation.

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  34. bro in wotanclient 3.10.0 they say please selct cda? what will be that ?

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  35. bro wotan is asking for money they sAY i have 0 credit i tried creating a new id again is still not helping. what should i do please help?

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    1. Yes now they have started to charge 1.99$ for flashing and there is no workaround for this at the moment so you will have to pay for flashing.

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  36. Thank you!!! works great.
    Yes, it costs now 1.99$.
    For some reason i had ssl error while flashing. I removed the phone usb, removed the battery reconnected and pressed restart on the WotanClient. Luckily it worked (cost another 1.99$).

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  37. @sagar..............will the ICS update that is due in May end /june sort out the overheating issue as well

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  38. will this problem of capacitive buttons n overheating be sorted out with the forthcoming ICS update....what do u suggest shall i wait till it comes

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    1. It is likely that the problem will be solved as this is a serious issue and Sony knows about it. Yes you should wait for the ICS update.

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    2. Thank u sagar man And that anonymous bro who gave all the useful instructions thanx alot man u guyss are genius reallly appreciate ur hard work guys cheers tc man.

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  39. erm...why when i open up my gscript...and it will close by it own??
    i have rooted my phnoe...and follow all the step...but can not get in to gscript...@@
    help pls ^^

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    1. Can you see the SU (SuperUser) app on your phone?

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  40. gscript can not open..why??
    i have follow all the step...
    help pls ^^

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  41. THANX SAGAR this post is really awesome n worked for me :) but the wotanserver is not free now , for free downgrading u should refer this link http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1626215 (only for downgrading)

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    1. Thanks for the link Asad, will update soon.

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  42. I CAN'T INSTALL GScript Lite ....
    You don't have any devices.

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    1. What is the error you that are getting?

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  43. I CANT INSTALL GScript Lite FROM GOOGLE.WHEN I TRY TO INSTALL,THEY CAN,NT FOUND MY DEVICE...PLZ HELP ME
    You don't have any devices.

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    1. Have you connected your device to your Google account? And are you getting this error only for this app or is this the problem with all apps on the play store?

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  44. If i update superuser from the android play store will i brick my phone??

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    1. No, you can update the app from the play store.

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  45. download gscriptapk from here http://www.paidappmarket.com/2011/11/gscriptapk.html , copy to sd n install it manually

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  46. Will i be able to get updates from sony after rooting my xperia ?

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    1. Yes you will get future updates from Sony.

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    2. Thank you :D I'll try rooting my device

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    3. Wotan Server says no credits :/ HELP please

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    4. WotanServer has started charging for flashing the phone, so you will have to pay 1.99$$ for flashing your phone.

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    5. http://forum.xda-
      developers.com/
      showthread.php?t=1626215 try dis like for downgrading or flashing it's free

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    6. n say good buy to wotanserver.com :-)

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  47. if i wait for ICS (4.0) update for my phone can it also fix the heating issues as it will be a major upgrade ??

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    1. Yes, the ICS update from Sony should fix all software issues with the device.

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  48. Hi,

    After doing everything, instead of able to solve this problem, my st15i touch screen wont response to anything at all. I cant slide to unlock phone or even switch off phone. Version is 2.3.3 and rooted with superoneclick where the superuser icon is present. Is there anyway to solve this problem?

    Please kindly assist.

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    1. Reflash your phone by using PC companion and the touchscreen should work.

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  49. If I root my device will I be able to official update to Android 4 ICS from Sony PC Companion?

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    1. Yes you update our phone to Android 4.0 ICS when it comes out even after you have rooted your device.

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  50. when i connect my st15i to pc with usb for wotanclient server (step -1)
    my pc gets hanged(which needs to be restarted) n on mobile theres nothing just that upper green light. can u please help? What m i doing wrong?

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  51. When i connect my St15i through USB cable to wotanclient server as prescribed My pc gets hanged which only works after restaring(i had done exactly as u say i just held my volume down key before connecting it to pc after that wotanclient software did not detect my phone n wen i left that key PC Got stuck) & My mobile doesnt show anything except that upper corner green light.
    Can u please help? What m i doing wrong?

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    1. Try flashing your phone on another PC.

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  52. & i have installed every other software as u mentioned

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  53. Thanks.. worked perfectly. Now i got a problem when trying to save contacts from call log. when i select "Add to contacts" it doesnt do anything. Any ideas?

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  54. When i am opening lock and i am trying to call to others the back button which i am having in sony ericsson xperia mini ST15i is always moving with out touching any thing in my phone what is the problem with that and i formatted and updated my phone but same thing was going on please solve this problem by saying to me

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    1. Follow the procedure step by step I have mentioned above to solve your problem.

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  55. i Follow the procedure step by step bt it didn"t work...how can i sure my phone is root or nt.....sorry for my bad english

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    1. Can you see the SuperUser app on your phone?

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  56. it says "failed to open device"..what am i going to do

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    1. At which stage are you getting this error message?

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    2. this stage:
      after re inserting the battery and holding the service key

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  57. whar is diffrent beetween rooted and unrooted mobile....after rooting will i face other problems????? plz reply

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  58. heeeeeelllpppp!!! touchscreen totally dead after running script. can't do anything now. please help! anything ; ;

    Thank you!

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    1. Flash your phone using PC companion software.

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  59. Thank you have done all that, it said in the description as in your previous, and now does my Experia mini perfectly, many thanks my friend..

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  60. Hi Sagar, What i am experiencing is whenever i put my phone in pocket and i get a call. The touch is disabled for few seconds when i just put the phone out of my pocket to attend the call.And thus i miss the call some time even a keypad opens & i m unable to see who is calling.

    Is all these things can be addressed by ur solution?? if it is plz help me.

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    1. No this is just a fix for the capacitive buttons.

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  61. I'm downgrading my phone(st15i), done with steps 1-8 and stuck on step 9 but it doesn't show the phone processing ,just pressed the next button and the bar just not fills up, can't finish the process here, need some help or any advice to proceed, thanks!

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    1. Where exactly did you get stuck? While downgrading your phone's software or while rooting it?

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  62. gud day sir sagar regarding In the settings tab enter your login credentials you used to register on the site, click update and select “Global” as FTP server. in your step procedure..how long it takes after i select next going to phone processing? because it stuck on next procedure..please help thank you

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  63. may credits is 0 in update..what should be and how many credit shows?thank you again.

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    1. You need to pay 1.99$ for flashing your phone buddy.

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  64. Thank you very much for this tip.
    Just a little care and patience and the result is there. Just one thing: to bring up the folder "gscript" in the sd card, just click "add script" (with the right button) and "load". Instantly the folder appears.
    Sincerely, JM

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  65. Great guide, it works for me

    Thanks from Ireland :)

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  66. do we need to pay for the update?after i log in and press enter to update,there was nothing happened and i wait for about 30 minute.how can i know that my phone was being updated?where can i see the progress?

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  67. how to pay in order to continue the update?what does it means by discount code?

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  68. many thanks works fine for me

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  69. I have a problem to detect my phone when running the WotanClient 3.12.0 what should I do ? to continue this procedure.

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    1. Find another way of downgrading the software, cause the wotanclient server is no longer free.

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  70. So it means the Wotan Client is not totally free? We need to put credits on to downgrade my phone ?

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  71. Great guide! but I run into a problem at the end.
    Gscript won't create a folder in my memory card.
    I tried using Gscript several times, rebooting the cell, rebooting the pc, disconnecting and connecting the USB cable, reinstalling Gscript etc.

    Anyone who has the same problem or an answer?
    Thx in advance

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    1. Simple solution just create a new folder on the sd card , rename it gscript and place the TouchPanel.sh. in it. I had the same problem and this is what I did and worked for me in one go. just follow the rest of the instructions.

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  72. Just fixed my sony ericsson xperia mini st15i using the method you provided
    and it worked. The only thing is that I used another method of downgrading
    the software as the wotanclient server site was not operable, but other than
    that everything went ok. Thought I might have to throw this phone but due to
    your expertise I was able to revive it. Thanks so much. I just have two
    questions. can I upgrade the software back to .62 using PC Companion, and I
    was also thinking of installing CyanogenMod 7.1. can you give me a little
    insight on this. And would the script be removed if I installed any one of
    the things mention and the problem come back. Once again thank you so much.

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    1. You can upgrade to .62 by OTA, don't update your phone using PC companion. The ICS update for your Xperia Mini would be out shortly so you should wait and update to ICS 4.0.

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  73. Very good guide.
    Works fine
    Thanks very much from france

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  74. hi perform all steps, but keep having the back button problem!
    any help!!! please

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  75. Hi, still having problems with the back key! after following all the steps. can you suggest some other ways thanks

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    1. Did you the verify the software version after downgrading your phone and did the script run successfully on your phone? The ICS update will be available for your phone in a couple of days so you can also wait for the ICS update which should fix this bug.

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  76. Thanks for reply,
    in fact the script didn't loaded correctly, now it's ok.

    you are a guru my friend!!!

    Thanks

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  77. dude i am also having the same bug,,,is the ICS update will cure the issue ???

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    1. Yes, it is likely that this problem would get solved in the ICS update.

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  78. I though ICS update will be on last week of May or 1st week of June? im planning to buy this phone but I want to update it immediately to ICS so that I cannot experience this kind of problem.

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    1. The ICS update should be available for Xperia Mini within a week.

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  79. yes Voila!!! works like a charm, thx mate:)

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  80. Hello! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us :-) This was already familiar to me from xda developers forum, but no one explained this fix so smoothly and in easy steps as you do!
    Now I am still waiting ICS update to see if touch sensitivity will be solved with it, but just in case if problem will still be there after ICS update, I have one question for you: When I enter service menu of my Xperia Mini (*#*#7378423#*#* --> Service Info/Configuration) I see that Rooting status is "Bootloader unlock allowed: No". Also my current firmware is 4.0.2.A.0.62. Could I still root my phone and downgrade to 0.42 following your steps even if I have "Bootloader unlock allowed: No"? I think I have red somewhere there are some problems/limitations if "Bootloader unlock allowed: No"? Thank you. Best regards, Slaven

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    1. You should wait for the ICS update, it should be available for your Mini in a week's time.

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  81. Could you please tell us when the ICS will be available and make a review about it when it gets online (design, if it still has corner shortcuts, how fast it is, if you recommand it). Thank you

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    1. The ICS update has started rolling out and you would get it shortly via the PC companion software. According to me you should update to the ICS update for a better experience with your Mini.

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  82. hello first

    thanks your help

    but i do all step for successful

    but the error still continues

    please help me...

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  83. needs to be done one by one, all I did successfully
    but the error still continues
    could you help?

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    1. Did you double check the software version after downgrading your phones software and did the script run successfully in the Gscript lite app?

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    2. thank you so much!!! I've finally fixed my xperia... my only question : can i update it to .62 without getting the same problem?

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    3. Yes by updating via OTA, not via PC companion.

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  84. hello ,
    thanks for your great help
    this problem is so popular it looks like all xperia mini have it.
    does that script affect the multitouch or any feature of the display?

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    1. No, it does not effect anything in the Touch Panel, it only calibrates the touch-panel to reduce the sensitivity of the capacitive buttons on it.

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  85. Can you confirm is the problem is fixed on ICS?
    If not can we root the phone after the update and use the same method to fix the problem?

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  86. Hi, thanks for helping out.
    My problem is that even though I did what you said should be done in WotanClient, the update does not appear to begin, and the phone processing tab is not even displayed.
    What might be the reason to this? And what can I do to overcome this problem in order to fix m phone?

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    1. Just check and update your phone with the Android 4.0 ICS firmware.

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  87. the wotanclient update is not free anymore, that's why is does not work. You will have to downgrade your phone's software using another moethod

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  88. Hi, I have followed all the steps you have mentioned above, but I'm stuck on Gscript. I have downloaded and installed it on my Xperia Mini, but no folder appears in my SD Card. When I open Gscript, this appears:
    Reboot phone
    Needs su:true
    List SD-card
    Needs su: true
    CPU information
    Needs su:true
    I have rooted my phone exactly as you said and it was succesful from my first try, so I can't comprehend what the problem is.
    Please help as soon as possible.
    Thanks

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    1. Try adding the Gscript folder manually to the memory card.

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  89. Hi, It is normal that the bar of the download, once I entered the login credentials, do not move? That is, I click next but remains still there '... Is this normal?

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  90. Isn't there any body checked android 4 ICS update if the problem solved with it or not
    please
    i wanna buy that phone and it's impossible to me to use that paid method.

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    1. Sadly, the problem is not fixed in the ICS update. But you can surely fix this issue by using the above method.

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  91. Dear Sagar,

    I have the same problem in my ST15i,so please guide me to rectify it, the above mention points i am not able to understand, whether the firmware shuld be 0.42 r 0.62 ,

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    1. it should be 0.42

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  92. whaT IS THE COST OF WOTAN CLIENT??

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  93. what is the cost of wotan clinet???

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  94. You have to pay 1.99$ for flashing your phone through WotanClient.

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  95. Thanks a lot Sagar for your tutorial about this issue! It worked and fixed my phone! Just one comment on the order of gettings things done.
    I had to
    1. root my phone (including adb driver install)
    2. downgrade the phone to 4.0.2.A.0.42 using wotan (costs: 1,99€)
    3. root my phone again
    4. running the script using gscript

    Thanks a lot again! You made my phone operational for hot enviroments (e.g. car)!

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  96. In wotan client any credit is needed??

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  97. i dont have paypal account. Any other idea to bye credit card??

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    1. you will have to search the web to get another way to downgrade your software. I used this site and it worked perfectly for me. Just follow the instructions carefully and you will have no problems. Hope this helps. http://mytechencounters.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/root-your-xperia-phone-without-voiding-warranty/

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  98. i can't install ADB driver to my computer. how to solve it??

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  99. Thanks :) .
    Worked for me , got it done in 10 hours after receiving the phone

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  100. Few Comments
    1. If you have a 64 bit WinXp/7 , then to install adb , you need to install jdk 1.7 64 bit and when you install the android sdk ensure that the jdk in use is 64 bit. You might have to set the java_home variable .
    http://laslow.net/2012/05/10/android-adb-on-windows-x64/

    2. A gscript folder in sdcard is NOT necessary. All gscript needs is to find the touchpanel.sh script. You can put in anywhere in the sdcard, just specify that path in the gscript

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  101. if you dont find gscript folder in memory card , just open gscript application add script then click on load file there no file show now close application ! now check in memory card gscript folder will create automatically !
    Cheers

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  102. if you dont found gscript folder in memory card , open gscript application add script tthen load file show empty , close application check now in memory card you will find gscript folder automatically !

    cheers

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  103. According to posters on the Sony forums, ICS does not fix the touch button problem. See here http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/212741

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    1. Yes the problem is not fixed in the ICS update. Sony has really disappointed us a lot. Sadly, at the moment the above tutorial is only a fix for this issue.

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  104. Can I use the fix and then update to ICS?

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    1. Nops, the fix won't work after you update to ICS.

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